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Asking for support

Assessment of need

When you contact Adult Social Care to ask for help we will ask about your health, daily living skills, abilities and personal circumstances. 

The social care worker will gather this information with you and your carer and agree with you what your needs are and how these might be met. This is known as an assessment  The assessment and any follow-up enquires by the social care worker are a free service.

Contact details for the adult social care teams are available here.

The short video below describes how your needs are assessed:

You can make an online general enquiry about adult social care services. We aim to respond to your query within two working days.

Online assessment services

Self assessment gives you the opportunity to assess your own care needs or enable someone to support you in doing the assessment. This service is aimed at adults (aged 18 or over) who are finding looking after themselves increasingly difficult. For example if you or someone you know may be having difficulty getting in and out of the bath, managing stairs or with some aspects of personal care.

Self assessment gives you the opportunity to carry out an assessment of your needs from the comfort of your own home as we believe that you and the people closest to you can best assess your care needs.

You can use the Bedford Borough Council’s Adult Services online assessment services.